Supplements - to battle the Glioblastoma Multiforme GBM Brain Tumor

Supplements - Feb. 2011Supplements - Feb. 2011

In June 2000 when I was diagnosed with the Glioblastoma Multiforme I began taking many supplements to battle the GBM and to boost my immune system. Each six months or so, I reevaluate my “list” of supplements and modify it based on my personal situation, my blood test results and the suggestion my nutritionist Jeanne Wallace's has. Link to Jeanne Wallace www.nutritional-solutions.net

I am sharing the list of supplements I take in hopes to motivate others to look into using supplements to help fight the brain cancer. I truly do not think the "western meds" alone is enough. However, I want to stress that this list is based on my personal situation, and what supplements a person may take would vary depending on their situations and medical treatments they are on. So use this list to get ideas, but please talk with your doc or nutritionist to create a personal list for yourself.

++ Updated Oct. 2014 ++

Blood Tests
Each 6 months or sooner I get a handful of blood tests. The results help determine what changes I may make in my supplements. For example, Boswellia is used to reduce inflammation. The C-Reactive Protein blood test determines if I have elevated inflammation. If the blood test result is higher than recommended by Jeanne Wallace (target is <1.0) then I might take more Boswellia and other supplements to lower the inflammation.

Here are the blood tests I take: C-Reactive Protein, Serum Copper and Ceruloplasmin, Vit D3, Hb A1c, Thyroid Function, Trig, overall blood counts, and more at times.

I purchase the supplements over the internet at the following web pages:
Most at – www.emersonecologics.com
A few at – www.vitaminshoppe.com
Mushrooms at – www.mushroomscience.com

During the day
4+ cups of Yogi's Green Tea Super Antioxidant
1+ Tbs of Chia seeds (high in Omega 3 fats)

With Breakfast
Basic Preventive 4 Multiple Vit – copper/iron free (2tabs) Douglas Laboratories
Boswellia (2caps 600mg) Pure encapsulations
Quercetin (1 cap 250mg) Vital Nutrients
Probiotics
Ultra Pure Fish Oil (2gel 2400mg) Vital Nutrients
Juice Plus+ Orchard Blend Fruit ( 2caps )
CoQ10 (1cap 250mg) Pure encapsulations
Vitamin D3 (1cap 5,000 IU) Pure encapsulations
Zinc (1tab 50mg) Integrative Therapeutics, inc.
Vitamin C w/Bioflavonoids (1cap 500mg) Vital Nutrients
Berberine (2caps 400mg) Vital Nutrients
Resveratrol (1cap 200mg) Pure encapsulations
Rhodiola – for depression (1cap 500mg) Jarrow Formulas
Acetyl L-Carnitine – for energy (1cap 500mg) Douglas Laboratories
Selenium (5 drops 1,000 mcg) BodyBio
Glucoset (1cap) Douglas Laboratories (did NOT take the 5 days on Temodar each month)
R-Plus Curcumin (2caps 400mg Curcumin, 150mg R-Lipoic Acid) Geronova Research
Grape Seed Extract (1 cap 250mg)
R-Alpha Lipoic Acid ( 1 cap 100mg) Jarrow Formulas
With Dinner
Basic Preventive 4 Multiple Vit – copper/iron free (2tabs) Douglas Laboratories
Boswellia (2caps 600mg) Pure encapsulations
Quercetin (1 cap 250mg) Vital Nutrients
Ultra Pure Fish Oil (2gel 2400mg) Vital Nutrients
Juice Plus+ Garden Vegetable Blend ( 2caps )
CoQ10 (1cap 250mg) Pure encapsulations
Zinc (1tab 50mg) Integrative Therapeutics, inc.
Berberine (2caps 400mg) Vital Nutrients
Resveratrol (1cap 200mg) Pure encapsulations
P5P 50 activated B6 (1cap 50mg) Pure encapsulations
R-Alpha Lipoic Acid (1cap 100mg) Jarrow Formulas
R-Plus Curcumin (2caps 400mg Curcumin, 150mg R-Lipoic Acid) Geronova Research
Glucoset (1cap) Douglas Laboratories (Did NOT take the 5 days on Temodar each month)
1 Hour Before Bedtime
Molybdenum (1cap 500mcg) Douglas Laboratories
Coriolus-PSP (3 caps Coriolus versicolor PSP) Mushroom Science
Melatonin (1cap 10mg) Vital Nutients (I lowered it from 20mg when I started the medical marijuana)